Monday, May 19, 2014
HINDUS AND SECULARISM
A religion has one founder, one book set down at a fixed time, divides people into believers and non believers (eg Kafir or Pagan). Fundamentalist are people who follow THE book literally taking it and no other as THE word of God. Hindus or Aryans have no founder, no book, do not divide people into believers and non believers, have been around since man began to think some 10000+ years ago. They gave rise to Math and language, Zero a concept of non existence is at the heart of Hindu Dharma. Sanskrit and Math have their roots in Hindu Dharma. Hindus practice Dharma for which there is no word in english. Hindus have hundreds of Gods and as many books and each individual is FREE to follow his conscience. Hindus instead perch Karma, that is, each persons action or act in life creates consequences, immediately, tomorrow, next year or next birth. Actions with good consequences where logically laid out such as LOVE PEACE FORGIVENESS CHARITY HUMILITY EGO SELFISHNESS BRAVERY FEARLESSNESS TRUTH KNOWLEDGE OF SCRIPTURES etc Hindus are true to such pagan beliefs if both ancient Roman and Greece. Hence is the oldest civilization known to man.
Secularism, the French call it "laicité", was introduced into the Republic as, "France shall be an indivisible, secular, democratic and social Republic. It should ensure the equality of all citizens before the law, without distinction of origin, race or RELIGION." the monopoly of the Roman catholic church over French affairs was dismantled by the proposal of a "neutral nation" which gave more importance to the freedom of conscience. Thus, the French used the concept of "secularism" to break the backbone of Christianity in France. Secularism was implemented to break Christianity and by extension the Vatican's hold over French national affairs. The problem for India is Hindus are not a religion nor have a book.
When the Victorian British Christians ruled India they only understood the world in terms of the Bible, unable to convert the Hindus they "gave" the Hindus their own bible the Bhagvad Gita, in order to make sense of their world view, and so made Hinduism into a religion. This then allowed Secularism to be introduced to India, an alien western concept solely designed to break the hold of the catholic church in France and other Christian states of Europe.